Community observes Veterans Day

Mariposa Elementary School hosted its 19th-annual Veterans Day event on Thursday, bringing together teachers, schoolchildren, veterans, law enforcement and local officials.The event is held the Thursday before each November’s school holiday to allow students to learn and participate.”On Monday, when you’re home from school, you will remember why you have the day off,” said Mika Petrucci, spokesperson for California Sen. […]

For these warriors, friendship endures

Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. Today, on Thursday, Nov. 7, students at Mariposa Elementary School learned about the sacrifices America’s service members have made. For Bud Puckett and Jim Smalley, however, every day is Veterans Day. Last week, they said they’ll likely spend today and Monday the way they do most afternoons— sipping coffee at Bootjack Market & Deli. […]

Burglars strike three residences in Bear Valley

Burglars, also referred to as “scrappers” by local law enforcement, took their trick-or-treating to the extreme at three residential locations in Bear Valley late last week. On Halloween, deputies responded to a home in the 4700 block of Bear Valley Road where the homeowner reported the theft of about 100 feet of buried copper wire. They also met with a […]

Deputies intercept contraband delivery

Working on insider formation, Mariposa County deputies intercepted a contraband delivery to the California Department of Correction (CDC) facility at Mount Bullion last Saturday night. After deputies were made aware of the make, type, and license plate of a suspected delivery vehicle, they were able to interrupt Monique Anntonette Arce of Los Angeles and Janet Rodrigues of Montobello when they […]

Gomes vows run for District 3

Bryant Gomes is declaring his run for the Mariposa County District 3 Board of Supervisors seat. This is a seat Janet Bibby has held for many years. “She is not seeking re-election, and it will be an honor to follow her.” Mr. Gomes came to Mariposa County in the year 2000, as a counselor where he and his family fell […]

Park honors veterans

Yosemite National Park is offering free admission to the public this Saturday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The fee-free extended weekend is offered to all visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The free offering has been observed since 2006. Waiving […]

Benefit will help ranchers rocked by fire

For decades, the natural water sources and abundant vegetation of Stanislaus National Forest have served as ideal grazing land for grassfed cattle in the summer months. About 4,000 cows were ranging there when the Rim Fire ignited on August 17. After burning 257,314 acres the Rim Fire is now fully contained over two months after it was ignited. There were […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 28: • A call reporting a sparking transformer was received from Fournier Road. • A female subject was screaming on Circle Drive. • A call reporting a downed cow was received from Bear Valley Road. • Raccoon issues were reported on Mariposa Street. • Trespassing was reported on Stone Crest Drive. Oct. 29: • An injured skunk was on […]

County Fire Response Report

Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, 2013 EMS – 7Fire – 2Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 1 With the onset of colder weather, we are again confronted with the problem of improper ash disposal. Many people do not realize the length of time required for ashes to cool enough for disposal. Even after several days, a pile of ashes can […]

MES parade characters